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“See Something, Say Something” Policy Leads to Arrest

LEESBURG, Fla. – A local Leesburg resident who followed the “See Something, Say Something” policy is to thank for the arrest of a man responsible for vandalizing a business late last Friday. The witness, who has not been identified, contacted Leesburg Police after she heard glass breaking while she was sitting at the intersection of Main Street and 14th Street around 11 p.m. Friday night. The witness stated that when she…

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Police Search for Suspects in Dollar General Attempted Robbery

LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg Police officers are searching for two suspects who attempted to rob the Dollar General located on Palmetto Street late Monday night according to Lt. Joe Iozzi. Iozzi stated that a white male and white female entered the store Monday night with knives and wearing “some type of cloth” over their faces. Both suspects fled the store after a store clerk told them she could not open the…

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Ocala Man Dead After Fatal Motorcyle Accident

OCALA, Fla. – An Ocala man was pronounced dead late Monday night after crashing his 2008 Harley Sportster according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. Troopers stated that 53-year-old Mark Hanson was traveling westbound on his motorcycle just before midnight on Monday twenty miles east of Ocala on State Road 40 when for an unknown reason, the rear brakes locked up causing Hanson’s bike to lay on its side. During the incident,…


Park-goers invited to explore Ellis Acres Reserve and other parklands in August

PAISLEY, Fla. — Lake County Parks & Trails is offering free, guided events during the month of August, many of which highlight the unique natural resources of Ellis Acres Reserve in Paisley. The property encompasses nearly the entire western shoreline of Lake Akron and lands west to County Road 42. Many species of wildlife have been observed at the site including the Florida black bear, sandhill crane, white-tailed deer, Sherman’s fox…


Fourth Man Arrested in Connection to Biker Gang Shooting During Bikefest

NAPLES, Fla. – The fourth man suspected of being involved in a shooting that occurred during the Leesburg Bikefest that ended in the death of David Donovan earlier this year was located and is now in custody according to a Leesburg Police Department report. The Lake County State Attorney’s office issued an arrest warrant for four suspects, reportedly believed to be members of The Outlaws motorcycle club, after the suspects were allegedly…

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Leesburg Officials Invite Public to Budget Workshops

LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg City Commission is inviting the public to join them as they discuss the proposed budget plan for 2018. Meetings will be held in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall located at 501 West Meadow Street at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 27. During the meetings, residents can discuss ideas and proposals for the Proposed Annual Budget for the fiscal year 2017-18. Persons with…


Elderly Man Found Dead on Side of Road in Paisley

PAISLEY, Fla. –  An elderly man was found dead on the side of a dirt road in Paisley Sunday morning according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. Troopers responded to an area near the intersection of Deerhaven Road and County Road 42 in Paisley Sunday just after midnight when a passerby reported finding an elderly man deceased just off of Deerhaven Road. According to the report, the 80-year-old man who has…


Lake County Commission to Discuss Tentative Millage and Adopt TRIM Rates

TAVARES, Fla. – The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is wrapping up its budget workshops for Fiscal Year 2018 at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11 at the Board Chambers, located on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares. The board will discuss the tentative millage and adopt the TRIM (Truth in Millage) rates. TRIM rates can be lowered, but not raised, once placed on the…


HS/SPCA of Sumter In Need of Cat and Kitten Food Donations

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. – The Humane Society/SPCA is urgently requesting support from its community with donations of dry cat and kitten food and canned food for the increasing number of rescued cat and kittens in addition to supporting their “Kibbles” pet food assistance program. This program currently helps feed approximately 175 felines of eligible low-income families throughout Sumter County. Financial contributions can also easily be made by check or securely at hsspca.org….


Vampire Cult Killers Re-sentencing Hearing Scheduled

Tavares, Fla. –  Vampire cult leader, Rod Ferrell, and his accomplice, Howard Scott Anderson, have been granted a re-sentencing hearing for March 12, 2018. This hearing will be held at the courthouse in Tavares. The duo was sentenced to life in prison as teenagers following the 1996 murder of Eustis couple, Richard Wendorf, and Ruth Queen. Since that time, the US Supreme Court has ruled juveniles cannot be sentenced to…